Alhaj Anowar Hossain, Founder Chairman of Anwar Group of Industries along with his family members, Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Professor Dr. Yousuf M Islam, Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University, Mr. Mahabubur Rahman, Former President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DCCI) along with other distinguished guests at the 12th DIU Industry Academia Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship Development held today at Daffodil International University
With the aim to inform and motivate the educated youths of the struggle and challenges faced on route to success by the well known entrepreneurs of the country, Daffodil International University Industry Academia Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship Development introduced by Career Development Center (CDC) held today on February 24, 2018 at 71 Milonayoton. Career Development Center (CDC) of Daffodil International University has taken the initiative where country’s renowned 12 successful well known Entrepreneurs are taking part in these lecture series gradually in different episode and delivering their success story. Today’s program was 12th of its continuous endeavor where Anowar Hossain, Founder Chairman of Anwar Group of Industries delivered the 12th lecture of the series on “Entrepreneurship with Diversity”. Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University delivered the welcome address in the program. The program was also addressed by Professor Dr. Yousuf M Islam, Vice Chancellor, Mr. Mahabubur Rahman, Former President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DCCI), Monowar Hossain (eldest son), Hossain Mehbub (middle son), Hossain Khaled (yougest son), Md. Abu Taher Khan, Director, Career Development Center (CDC) and Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director (Student Affairs) of Daffodil International University. Country’s renowned industrialists, business leaders, economists, teachers, researchers and elites of the civil society were present at the program.
Mr. Anwar Hossain, Founder Chairman of Anwar Group of Industries urged the young students to be industrious as well as to be educated on morally and ethically holding the social values in their character. He said, it is not enough to achieve an academic certificate only; rather you should also get an ethical certificate. Otherwise the academic certificate wouldn’t effective to your career.
Mr. Hossain said, desire is enough to be an entrepreneur. Business idea is everywhere. Just you took the idea and do hard work for fulfill your desire. Inspiring the students he reminded that there is no alternate of success except leadership quality.
Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees hands over a memento to Anowar Hossain, Founder Chairman of Anwar Group of Industries at the 12th DIU Industry Academia Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship Development held today at Daffodil International University
While addressing the program,Expressing memories with his father Mr. Monwar Hossain (eldest son) said, many of us knows about my father’s business life. So, I would like to speak about my father’s personal life. He was associated with all walks of people. He was fond of travelling in domestic and abroad. Now a day, due to sickness he couldn’t travel anywhere. My father always said, Those who work in Anwar Group as a worker, as if their children mustn’t come back as the same asa worker rather they must have to complete their higher education and join with us as a top ranked employee. That’s why he helped them a lot with his level best. He also said that as his father did not have formal education, so he helps 397 primary schools around the country on behalf of Anwar Group.
Mr. Hossain Mehmud, second son of Mr. Anwar Hossain said, after completing my graduation I had been appointed in Anwar Textile. Then my father advised me that learning is an endless process, so you have to learn until death. Mr. Hossain Mehmud told the students that he has been still abide by the advice of his father till today. He also said that he had leant from his father how to conduct business with honesty and integrity.
Mr. Hossain Khaled, the youngest son of Anwar Hossain said, I found some objectives through study of my father’s whole life that he respects his mother tremendously, he loves his children, he takes meal regularly, he walks every day, he leads a disciplined life and he keeps note with him all time. Any people can become successful in life if he maintains those routine wise. He also said, my father had dreamt that 20 thousand employees will work together in Anwar Group by 2020 and we are trying our best and hopeful to fulfill his dream.
Dr. Md. Sabur Khan said to his welcome speech that Mr. Anwar Hossain is the entrepreneur of entrepreneurs. He created lot of entrepreneur, business leader, teacher even film maker. Mr. Sabur Khan Expressed hope that today’s young students will feel encourage to listen the success story of Mr. Anwar Hossain.
Mr. Sabur Khan said, there is no research work on Bangladeshi successful entrepreneur in any university of Bangladesh. It is too much miserable. Bangladeshi students are reading foreign entrepreneurs life-story and case study as they want to understand the struggling of an entrepreneur. But the lives of our own entrepreneurs are also full of struggle. And that’s why we arranged these lecture series for our students to listen those struggling story.
Mr. Sabur Khan also said that Mr. Anwar Hossain is a legendary star in Bangladeshi business sector. He is the role model of ethical business. It is our pride to listen his story about entrepreneur’s journey.
Mr. Mahbubur Rahman, Former President of DCCI said, I worked with Anwar Hossin for a long time and had a great intimacy with him. Several times disagreements have happened among us. But at the end of the day we were united at last. He has no formal education but he learned a lot from his real life experience. It’s proven by Mr. Anwar Hossain that how to reach top of level from Zero.
The lectures of these 12 successful entrepreneurs will be compiled and published as a book which will act as a reference book for the students of Business Administration, Economics and Entrepreneurship Development department. This book will help the students to learn and understand their gained academic knowledge in perspective of real life experience. Initiative has been taken to develop 12 individual video documentaries on these successful entrepreneurs from Career Development Center (CDC) of Daffodil International University.